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O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden - Bicinium & Chorale

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Uploaded by: yolar (02/25/24)
Composer: Telemann & Bach
Sample Producer: OrganArt Media
Sample Set: 1730 Trost, Waltershausen, Germany
Software: Hauptwerk VIII
Genre: Baroque
Telemann wrote many organ and keyboard pieces, including a bundle with chorale preludes. Mostly they come in two per hymn, often one is a bicinium. I only picked the bicinium on the hymn 'O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden', well my score mentions also the other two hymns on the same tune: 'Ach Herr mich armen Sünder' and 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'. It's an atypical setting on this hymn/these hymns, but it's cleverly written and certainly fun to play.

Since Johann Sebastian Bach's chorales are masterpieces in itself, I like to combine a chorale prelude by a contemporary composer with a Bach chorale on the same tune. I used the fine sample set of the Trost organ of Waltershausen. It's very nice to hear the similarities between the Nachthorn 8' and the Quintadena 8' on the same organ in the Bach chorale, the differences are very subtle.

The Bach chorale actually comes from the first cantata of Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248, on the text 'Wie soll ich dich empfangen'.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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